Recreational Classes

Age Divisions

We offer different classes based on your child’s age:

  • Kinder Dance – Ages 2½ – 5 years old
  • Tiny Tots Hip Hop – Ages 5 Years of old
  • Minis – Ages 6 – 8 years
  • Juniors – Ages 9 – 12 years
  • Teens – Ages 13 – 18 years
  • Adults – Ages 19 and Over

Recreational Classes

Our recreational classes consist of Kinder Dance, Ballet, Technique, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Tumbling, Lyrical and Adult classes. Anyone from age 2½ yrs thru adults can participate in recreational classes. No auditions are necessary. Each dancer will learn a routine in the dance style of choice and have the opportunity to perform at the year-end recital (optional). Recreational classes focus on basic dance moves and may incorporate some leaps, turns, and freestyle hip hop.

Class Descriptions

  • Kinder Dance

    Offered to 2 1/2 — 5 year olds, introducing them to the fundamentals of tap, ballet and creative movement. The concentration of this class is dance, music appreciation, creativity, motor skill development, and socialization in a fun instructional atmosphere.

  • Ballet

    The foundation of all forms of dance including jazz, lyrical, tap and much more. Beginning at a young age with the basics of ballet, students learn the first 5 positions, creative movement, focusing on hand, foot, arm, and body placement, progressing to knowledge of dance terminology. Dress code for ballet classes include leotard and tights, ballet shoes, and hair pulled back and secured.

  • Tap

    An intricate form of rythmic dance. Students learn at an early age the basic steps and terminology and may progress to the more elite competitive teams. Form fitting dance attire is recommended as long as the feet and ankles are visible to the instructor.

  • Jazz

    Similar to ballet, with leaps, turns, and many other advanced movements. Students may wear form fitting clothing and jazz shoes. Knowledge of dance terminology highly recommended.

  • Hip Hop

    Incorporates funky moves and urban style. Classes are offered to any level student age 6 and up. Tiny Tots Hip Hop *Same as regular hip hop (Ages 5 yrs Only)

  • Pointe

    A form of ballet for advanced ballet students on a special shoe, which enables the student to raise the body on the tips of the toes. Two years ballet experience required, only for ages 11 & up.

  • Technique

    Classes are offered to ages 6 and up & are required for all Dance Designs’ competitive team members. Floor exercises, leaps, turns, stamina, strength and flexibility are the concentration of these one hour classes. Dancers who are serious about advancing their skills participate in ballet as well as “leaps & turns” technique. These are the difference between Dance Designs & the Rest! Form fitting clothing or dance attire recommended for this class. Ballet, lyrical, or jazz shoes may be worn. Long hair must be secured

  • Modern/Contemporary

    Modern dance refused classical ballet’s stress on feet as the primary catalyst for dance movements. It, instead, put stress on torso employing such elements as contact-release, floor work, fall and recovery, and improvisation. It was usually performed in bare feet, often with non-traditional costuming.

  • Adult

    1 hour class of hip hop, tap or jazz styles. Can be recreational or competitive. Looking for a fun time in class, this is the one for you! Ages 18 & Up.